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 for Food
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Food \Food\, n. [OE. fode, AS. f[=o]da; akin to Icel.
     f[ae][eth]a, f[ae][eth]i, Sw. f["o]da, Dan. & LG. f["o]de,
     OHG. fatunga, Gr. patei^sthai to eat, and perh. to Skr. p[=a]
     to protect, L. pascere to feed, pasture, pabulum food, E.
     pasture. [root]75. Cf. Feed, Fodder food, Foster to
     1. What is fed upon; that which goes to support life by being
        received within, and assimilated by, the organism of an
        animal or a plant; nutriment; aliment; especially, what is
        eaten by animals for nourishment.
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     Note: In a physiological sense, true aliment is to be
           distinguished as that portion of the food which is
           capable of being digested and absorbed into the blood,
           thus furnishing nourishment, in distinction from the
           indigestible matter which passes out through the
           alimentary canal as f[ae]ces.
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     Note: Foods are divided into two main groups: nitrogenous, or
           proteid, foods, i.e., those which contain nitrogen, and
           nonnitrogenous, i.e., those which do not contain
           nitrogen. The latter group embraces the fats and
           carbohydrates, which collectively are sometimes termed
           heat producers or respiratory foods, since by oxidation
           in the body they especially subserve the production of
           heat. The proteids, on the other hand, are known as
           plastic foods or tissue formers, since no tissue can be
           formed without them. These latter terms, however, are
           misleading, since proteid foods may also give rise to
           heat both directly and indirectly, and the fats and
           carbohydrates are useful in other ways than in
           producing heat.
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     2. Anything that instructs the intellect, excites the
        feelings, or molds habits of character; that which
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              This may prove food to my displeasure. --Shak.
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              In this moment there is life and food
              For future years.                     --Wordsworth.
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     Note: Food is often used adjectively or in self-explaining
           compounds, as in food fish or food-fish, food supply.
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     Food vacuole (Zool.), one of the spaces in the interior of
        a protozoan in which food is contained, during digestion.
     Food yolk. (Biol.) See under Yolk.
     Syn: Aliment; sustenance; nutriment; feed; fare; victuals;
          provisions; meat.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Food \Food\, v. t.
     To supply with food. [Obs.] --Baret.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give
           energy and build tissue [syn: food, nutrient]
      2: any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a
         source of nourishment; "food and drink" [syn: food, solid
      3: anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking [syn:
         food, food for thought, intellectual nourishment]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "food":
     aliment, bread, chow, comestibles, commons, eatables, eats,
     edibles, feed, foodstuff, foodstuffs, grub, meat, nourishment,
     nurture, nutriment, pabulum, pap, provender, provisions, rations,
     scoff, subsistence, sustenance, tuck, viands, victuals

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     Originally the Creator granted the use of the vegetable world
     for food to man (Gen. 1:29), with the exception mentioned
     (2:17). The use of animal food was probably not unknown to the
     antediluvians. There is, however, a distinct law on the subject
     given to Noah after the Deluge (Gen. 9:2-5). Various articles of
     food used in the patriarchal age are mentioned in Gen. 18:6-8;
     25:34; 27:3, 4; 43:11. Regarding the food of the Israelites in
     Egypt, see Ex. 16:3; Num. 11:5. In the wilderness their ordinary
     food was miraculously supplied in the manna. They had also
     quails (Ex. 16:11-13; Num. 11:31).
       In the law of Moses there are special regulations as to the
     animals to be used for food (Lev. 11; Deut. 14:3-21). The Jews
     were also forbidden to use as food anything that had been
     consecrated to idols (Ex. 34:15), or animals that had died of
     disease or had been torn by wild beasts (Ex. 22:31; Lev. 22:8).
     (See also for other restrictions Ex. 23:19; 29:13-22; Lev.
     3:4-9; 9:18, 19; 22:8; Deut. 14:21.) But beyond these
     restrictions they had a large grant from God (Deut. 14:26;
     32:13, 14).
       Food was prepared for use in various ways. The cereals were
     sometimes eaten without any preparation (Lev. 23:14; Deut.
     23:25; 2 Kings 4:42). Vegetables were cooked by boiling (Gen.
     25:30, 34; 2 Kings 4:38, 39), and thus also other articles of
     food were prepared for use (Gen. 27:4; Prov. 23:3; Ezek. 24:10;
     Luke 24:42; John 21:9). Food was also prepared by roasting (Ex.
     12:8; Lev. 2:14). (See COOK.)

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